Explore the most popular trails near Hobe Sound with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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mountain biking
3 months ago

Fun jumps for a first timer here. Decent stretches to get some speed. Barely any roots/rocks. Several sandy areas were tough for my smaller tires. No tree cover, very sunny. Will definitely come back.

hiking
3 months ago

I had such a blast hiking this trail with my two dogs! There was lots to see and lots of tinier trails off of the main trail. Due to excess rain, some parts of the trail have 6”+ of water so I would recommend wearing higher shoes/ socks if possible!

hiking
5 months ago

Sandy in some spots, did 11 miles here, not a lot of wildlife but the deer flies are horrendous!

hiking
6 months ago

Talk to the ranger station first if you want to bring your dogs. You can bring your dogs on a leash on the trail but you cannot camp at the primitive sites with your dogs. But if you rent a camping site in the park they can put you in a pet friendly spot.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The biking trails are much more interesting than the walking trails to me. You do have to pay attention and move out of the way the bikers. But they are very nice.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

It's just a road. If you're looking for a silent walk, then it's perfect. But if you are looking for adventure, then I don't recommend this trail. It's just a road that a car can drive on. Extremely monotonous.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

I'll be back. I only had a Short time. Must see the tower!!

mountain biking
Monday, April 10, 2017

nice ride but to much sand for me..... will def be going back ....

Saturday, March 11, 2017

nice mountain bike trails.

Great trail but not much variation in terrain or scenery.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pleasant.

trail running
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Great. Liked the vegetation, white sandy trail. Must bring CamelBack! Hot, Hot, hot!
Cool scenic overlook on Mt. Hobe

mountain biking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Well maintained trails. Lots of great people to meet! We try to go a couple a times a mont.

hiking
Thursday, January 28, 2016

These photos are not of Kitching Creek Trail, but of the obersvation tower on the other side of the park. This park is fantastic and has alot to offer.

very fast course...trail has had a make-over...looking super nice. Loose sand is being covered... not as much of a problem as in the past...so I am told. rode with my 11 year old and we sailed through it...and will be back for sure.

mountain biking
Friday, November 13, 2015

Sandy !!

walking
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Nice trail for Florida. I completed the five mile loop that passes by a lake, through some pine and palm scrub. Saw a tortoise. Very peaceful, nice view of stars at night and some hills which are a rare find here. I also paddle boarded one day, saw many shark and fish. Would definitely recommend if you in the area.

camping
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Trail is great...sugar sand it's kind of hard to hike with your backpack full of camping gear but overall great place to stay overnight!

mountain biking
Friday, July 18, 2014

The mtb trails near the front of the park shouldn't be confused with the FL Trail & multi purpose trails mostly west of the RR tracks. There are about 8 miles of mtb trails here for all skill levels. As of July 2014 major improvements have been made to help the sand problem and more help is on the way. There is a pump track at the trail head for warm up and now a ~0.5 mile kids trail is in the works. Also, there is a practice skills area at the trailhead.

Some trail features you will encounter are palmetto roots, wood bridge(s), small logovers, short drops & climbs, man made berms, sand ladders, etc.

This trail never floods and is best ridden after a rain event. There is an outhouse at the trailhead but no water source. The trail is ridden counter-clockwise.

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walking
Friday, April 18, 2014

We would always take our boys through this trail when they were little. It was perfect for little legs and instilling that first interest in the outdoors.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nice trail... A few decent drops but very sandy! Trails are composed of three different levels (novice, intermediate & expert). Intermediate and expert trails beware...lots of sliding and skidding due to heavy sandy areas!!! Trails become demanding due to all the sand but it's a great challenge and rewarding down the slopes. Overall rating 3 out 5. Also, caution when riding thru some areas of the trail...lots of giant spider webs and spiders may obstruct your path Beware!

hiking
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This trail goes from desert-like sugar sand dunes (some of the only non-flat hiking in South Florida) through pine flatwoods and beside the Loxihatchee River. Not as much wildlife as Everglades or Big Cypress, but still quite a bit. Two Florida-only species are found here: the Florida Scrub Jay and the Florida Scrub Lizard. If you're interested in hiking in Florida check out the Florida Trail Association, they have chapters in most counties and numerous group hikes.

mountain biking
Friday, April 20, 2012

Great riding, there's plenty for all skill levels. I like the difficult myself. It's sandy so go within a few days of a rain. There's some sick drops, quick turns and some awesome riding but like I said. Wait for the rain. Unless u like sugar sand.

hiking
Monday, April 16, 2012

There is little of interest almost like a walk across an overgrown field to the Hobe Sound Tower, which can be reached by a dirt road.. I hiked it on a weekend and it was very busy. The walk was easy and pleasant if you had interesting companions, easy to follow and mostly flat and dry. There is little canopy so carry sun screen and wear a hat and carry water.
The Tower is well worth the visit. Great views inland and water, ICW, beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

I've hiked this trail in whole or in part several times in the last ten years. The dune portion that runs from the park gate north to the RR crossing is the best part. It's the only reason this hike gets 3 stars. This section rollercoasters over the bushy dunes until it comes to a pine covered area just before th RR tracks. I the enjoy the hike to this area for lunch and some peace.
Geocachers are messing up the area with their absentminded and wandering destruction of the flora. While on the northernmost portion, I had a geocacher ask me which way was north. Near Scrub Jay CG, I saw another geocacher plowing through the Palmetto like a giant armadillo. I guess the park makes money from this activity.
Most of the last half, if travelling CC, is on sandy old roads - very sandy old roads. It's an excellent hike if you want to train for another hike or a run. If you decide to hike this trail, remember your sunscreen and come Dec-Mar, because easily 90% of it is exposed. The trail is good for wildlife sightings.

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

I have explored Jonathan Dickinson SP since 2002. This trail goes through typical Slash Pine/Palmetto scrub seen throughout this park and the surrounding area. You will not see anything on this trail you did not see on the trail going from parking lot to the overlook.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gator Hole although a short run is sandwiched with Pametto roots that for the novice would be quite difficult. Adding in the sand factor you could be in a slow go. Half Pipe has some interesting elevation and of course more sand. But the bridges and dips are challenging which makes these two paths intermediate. I didn't get to ride much more other than ranger and out since it was getting dark and it was my first visit I will be back.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This is a great park for hiking around. I actually saw some river otters here as well as turkeys. I mountain biked here but it was just very average....lots of sand and no real drops to speak of that I found.

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